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Still shot from the movie: Changeling.


The mother (Angelina Jolie) of a missing boy who has recently been found ought to be overjoyed. Instead, the woman insists the child is not her son. Frustrated with her complaints and afraid of her probing questions, the Los Angeles Police Department has Mrs. Collins committed to an insane asylum. This movie is based on a real incident that occurred during in the 1920's. Get the movie review and more. »


Overall: C+
Violence: D+
Sexual Content: B-
Language: D+
Drugs/Alcohol: B
Run Time: 139
Theater Release: 27 Oct 2008
Video Release: 18 Feb 2009
MPAA Rating: R
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Why Is Changeling Rated R?

Rated R in the United States, this movie portrays the actual events surrounding the disappearance of a young Los Angeles boy in 1928. Depictions of an adult using a blood-covered ax to kill children (we don’t see the victims) are included, along with detailed verbal descriptions of these acts. A man is executed by hanging, which we see in detail. Men are shot in a firing squad. Bones from human remains are seen. A woman is forcibly confined in a mental institution where her clothes are removed and she is spayed by water in a shower and subjected to a cavity search (no explicit nudity is seen). A woman is subjected to electric shock treatments. Profanities, while infrequent, include four sexual expletives, some terms of Christian deity. Discussions regarding prostitution, circumcision, syphilis and abortions are included. Infrequent cigarette smoking is seen.

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